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News Release

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Claims 19 Year-Old


Los Angeles: On Saturday, January 25, 2003, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call in the 8000 block of DeSoto Avenue in Canoga Park.

The victim, Jack Franklin Pringle, a 19 year-old male Black and resident of Arleta, was walking in the area when he was confronted by his killer. The officers and Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene where they were directed to the victim who was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Pringle was transported to a near by hospital where he died.

The number of involved suspects and the motive is unknown; however, the shooting appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information should contact Devonshire Homicide Detectives at 818-756-8283. On weekends or after hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL,

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.